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INKA TRAIL – 4D/3N

from $550.00

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is beyond a doubt one of the most beautiful trails in America and also it gives you an unforgettable experience not to be missed. And is considered among the best treks in the world. The Inca trail leads through the protected wild nature of the Peruvian jungle and forest steppe, passes several inkan archeological sites and offers impressive views. The Incas used this itinerary for their pilgrimage to the sacred citadel Machu Picchu.This area has a variety of flora and fauna, is home of one of the main iconic and representative animals in Peru THE ANDEAN BEAR, is also home of hundres of different type of orchids, buttterflies, hummingbirds. Many people visit Machupicchu but getting there using the old inca trail is something that you will not forget.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
      Adventure, Culture
    • Activity Level Moderate
    • Group Size Small Group
    All about the INKA TRAIL – 4D/3N.

    The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is beyond a doubt one of the most beautiful trails in America and also it gives you an unforgettable experience not to be missed. And is considered among the best treks in the world. The Inca trail leads through the protected wild nature of the Peruvian jungle and forest steppe, passes several inkan archeological sites and offers impressive views. The Incas used this itinerary for their pilgrimage to the sacred citadel Machu Picchu.This area has a variety of flora and fauna, is home of one of the main iconic and representative animals in Peru THE ANDEAN BEAR, is also home of hundres of different type of orchids, buttterflies, hummingbirds. Many people visit Machupicchu but getting there using the old inca trail is something that you will not forget.

    • Type of tour: Cultural and Adventure
    • Season: March to January
    • Price: $ 550 per person
    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • -Professional bilingual tour guide
    • -Private transfer from your hotel in Cusco to km 82
    • -Tourist train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and bus to Cusco
    • -Entrance fees to the Inca trail and Machu Picchu
    • -Camping equipment
    • -Cook, cooking equipment, meals (3 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners)
    • -Tea time everyday
    • -Porters
    • -First-aid kit and oxygen bottle

     

    What do you need to take

    • -Backpack with rain shelter.
    • -Sleeping bag
    • -Clothing for warm and cold climate like a waterproof jacket.
    • -Rain pants and lightweight pants.
    • -Trekking shoes.
    • -Slippers or sandals (for showers and hot springs).
    • -Woolen or synthetic socks and a sweater.
    • -Long- and short-sleeved polo’s/T-Shirts.
    • -Rainponcho and a hat.
    • -Sunscreen, insect repellent, disinfecting alcohol and gel, water bottle and sterilizing tablets, toiletries and toilet paper.
    • -Camera (wrapped in plastic bag), a flash light and batteries.
    • -Some snacks like chocolate bars and dry fruit.
    • -Original passport and extra money in soles.
    • -Since the weather can be very cold and moistly, your clothes – once gotten wet – won’t dry at night. So take some     clothes to change.
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • -Alcoholic drinks or soft drinks
    • -Sleeping bag
    • -Evacuation costs
    • -Walking sticks
    • -Gratuities

    NOTE

    We strongly recommend to check Inka Trail availability with us and book at least 4 months in advance

    1. Day 1 CUSCO- PISCACUCHO- HUAYLLABAMBA

      We will leave Cusco early in the morning, taking our private bus heading fthrough The Sacred Valley of the Incas, this journey will be around 2 hours and 30 minutes. but before we reach our starting point of walk, km 82, also known as Piscacucho, we will make a short stop in a place called Ollantaytambo where you may have some breakfast or simply buy some important things that you could forget. The official beginning point of the Inka Trail is called km 82. Here we will meet our porters, cooks . Then we will go the check point to show our passports and entrance tickets for the inca trail, then we will be ready to start the legendary Inca Trail. The first day the trail is realativily easy to walk and a good warm up for the following days. the first part will take us aproximatly 3 hours to the lunch place called Miskkay. After our lunch we will continue our hike to Wayllabamba( 3,000/9,843 ft) another 3 hours, this is the last village along the trail and it will be our first campsite.

      Hiking distance: 10km/ 6.2 miles
      Hiking time time: 6 hours

    2. Day 2 HUAYLLABAMBA- WARMIHUAÑUSCA PASS (DEAD WOMAN PASS)- PACAYMAYO

      After an early breakfast we will get ready for the most challenging day, this day we will reach the highest point of the inca trail called Warmihuañusca Pass (Dead Woman Pass) (4200m/13,828 ft). This climb is known as the most difficult part of the Inca Trail , it will take us aprox. 4 hours to get to the top, but once wew get there we will have amazing views of snow capped mountain glaciers, deep valleys. After a short break at the summit, we will continue our hike down with a long and steep descent to the river Pacaymayo (Sunrise River) located at ( 3,600m /11.810 ft), this beautiful place it will be our camping place, here you can relax your body from the tough day while enjoying an amazing view.

      Hiking distance: 12 km/ 7.5 miles
      Hiking time:6 hours

    3. Day 3 PAQAMAYO- ABRA RUNKURAQAY- SAYAQMARQA- PHUYUPATAMARKA- WIÑAYWAYNA

      Another early wake call, after breakfast we will hike up to the second highest point of the trail Runkurakay pass(3,950m/12,960 ft) on this you can notice a change in the eco-system while walking to the tropical forest of Wiñaywayna. After around 4 hours of walk we will reach our lunch spot called Chaquicocha, after lunch we will continue to the third pass called Phuyupatamarca”Town above the clouds” (3600m/11810 ft). This well preserved incan site with a long chain Incan baths, here one can enjoy impressive ancient engineering.After we will continue mostly down to Wiñaywayna/”Forever young” (2650m/8694f). Here we will have dinner and spend the night.

      Hiking Distance: 16 km/9.9 miles
      Hinking time: 7 hours

    4. Day 4 WIÑAYWAYNA- MACHU PICCHU- AGUAS CALIENTES- CUSCO

      Our last day we will get up very early( 4 am) and head to Inti Punku (Sungate) to get the first glimpse of Machu Picchu and watch the sunrise over Machu Picchu and Wayna Picchu. The last triumphal descent will take you almost one hour before we visit the citadel of Machu Picchu. You can enjoy its spiritual charm during a guided tour (about two hours) that helps you to understand the meaning and ancient use of the different buildings. After this tour you will have enough time to explore the archeological site on your own. A bus takes you down to Aguas Calientes. Here we will have lunch and catch our train to Ollantaytambo where our bus will be waiting for us to take us to Cusco.

      Hiking distance: 7 km/ 3.5 miles
      Hiking time: 2 hours

    Peru Sensations is a local travel agency based in Cusco, Peru, founded by two local tour guides (Jaime and Elias), together with over 30 years of experiences. We offer personalized and high quality one-stop shop service focusing on treks and adventure tours from Inka trail to Amazon jungle. The company is established with clear visions – to support the sustainability of local communities and the preservation of the nature.

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